The Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets get the job done. After weeks of negotiations or non-negotiations, depending on who one believed, the two teams came together and they got a deal done before the buzzer on trade deadline day on Thursday.
The Sixers will officially acquire James Harden from the Nets in exchange for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, and two first-round picks. The Sixers will also acquire Paul Millsap from the Nets in the deal as he will be the new backup big man behind Joel Embiid.
This is a huge blockbuster deal that now pairs Harden up with Embiid as two of the better offensive forces in the game. The pairing can now be one of the more dominant forces on offense and the Sixers were able to keep Matisse Thybulle out of the deal as well.
The Nets are including Paul Millsap in the deal too, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/yTzxKqH99q
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 10, 2022
The Sixers are now back in the game. The Simmons saga is officially over and they will now move forward with a star duo of Harden and Embiid. This is a big move and now, they are back in serious contention in the Eastern Conference.